Friday, 30 September 2011

Michelle Obama shopping in Target!

Michelle Obama was spotted shopping in Target today and the press went bananas. This was not a slow a slow news day, but this hit the front page of every media publication (online or print) in America and around the world.

First lady Michelle Obama, wearing a hat and sunglasses, a Target department store in Alexandria, Va., Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, after doing some shopping. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
Why? Who cares where a politician's wife shops? We do. We all do. Michelle Obama is not just any politician's wife; she's the First Lady. And when the First Lady comes out of the White House to shop in the most common of clothes shops, it's news. Big news.

Michelle Obama is a Fashionista. The press had their doubts initially, but she's won them over. The fact that she shops at Target makes her just like everyone else: “First Ladies . . . They’re just like us!” (NBC’s “Today” show).

Or are they? Michelle Obama's excursion has raised suspicion. She's been criticised recently for her extravagant wardrobe and expensive taste in jewellery. Was her trip to Target simply a stunt?

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